Friday, December 31

Prairie Fairy Fun Friday#43 - New Beginnings

Good Afternoon my dears,  Well it's New Years Eve and It's our Wedding Anniversary Today, we got married 37 years ago , boy how time flies!!!!   Like every other year apart from the day we got married we will be working!!!   although we will still be celebrating in a fashion.  We are both professional singers and we always have a gig New Years Eve,  this year we are entertaining at a party in a lovely hotel near Edinburgh, but no drinks will be consumed until we get home around 3.00am, then we will have a wee dram to welcome the New Year in.

Anyway enough from me, it's Friday and that means we have another wonderful bi-weekly challenge over at

This week we have the theme of  "New Beginnings"  I've taken the theme as a new baby and used the wonderful image called Mothers Love as the focal point of my card.  Isn't this image adorable for a new baby card. It's from Prairie Fairy Designs and can be found HERE.  The full recipe for my card can be found beneath this post.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday Challenge:  This week it's Anything Goes and include a digital image of some form

Sentimental Sunday Challenge:  This week they would love to see something for a Baby + a sentiment.

Craft Your Days Away Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Would like to see distressing this week.

Thank you so much for visiting I would like to wish you all a


 I hope 2011 is special for you all.

Suzi xox

DP: Papermania Persimmon Collection (Bygone Era by Tina Higgins)
Image: Mothers Love from Prairie Fairy Designs
Medium: TH Distress inks broken china & tea dye
Spellbinders Grand Classic Lace Border - distressed with broken china TH ink
Flower: hand made from rush matting 
Flourish & Blue flower: Marianne D's die
Nestie's: oval small and oval scallop
Sentiment:  TLC (freebie)
Gem: Stash

Friday, December 24

Prairie Fairy Gorgeous free Image for subscribers

Roberta , creator and artist of Prairie Fairy Designs will be sending out a little gift to her wonderful subscribers tomorrow. He is called Woodland Santa and is utterly gorgeous.   Her amazing  candy ends at midnight tonight so she is waiting to see if there are any more subscribers that may join her mailing list before sending it to everyone.

 I created this sweet card to showcase it.  Santa has been coloured with pro markers and the papers are from Papermania.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hogmanay!!

May yer lum ayewis reek!! (which means may you always have warmth in your home)

Challenges Entered:

Fussy and Fancy Challenge:  Would like to see some snow

Fairy Knoll Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes.
Suzi xox

Thursday, December 23

My Favourite 5 Christmas Cards of 2010

Over at A Scrapjourney the lovely Debby is running a fab competition to win some lovely stamps
All she asks is that you choose your favourite 5 Christmas Cards that you've created this year.  it wasn't easy because like most of us we have made tons and tons.  But these are the ones that stand out for me for lots of different reasons.  I hope you enjoy looking at them.  Do pop over and take part in Debby's lovely task.

I loved making this with all the pretty flowers, papers and the digital image is utterly adorable from Prairie Fairy Designs
I paper pieced the dresses and the lace is so so pretty..

I love the clean crisp feel of this card with sweet Tilda, pretty snowflakes and those lovely flowers again from Wild Orchid Crafts.
A pretty card with lots to view. Love the hAnglar stAnglar images.

One of my very favourite Sugar Nellie Christmas Images, and the first one I've coloured using Tim Holtz Distress inks.

I love easel cards, and enjoyed making this using different nestie's and distrssing inks, I even made the little heart from scratch.

Thank you for looking.  Hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas on Saturday.

Suzi xox

Digi Doodle Shop's Bes t#39 Anything Goes GDT Card

Good morning everyone,  This is my last Guest Design spot for Digi Doodle Shop's Best.   It's been absolutely lovely to work with Karen (Head DT Co-ordinator) and the lovely DT.  I've thoroughly enjoyed working with the fantastic digital images provided by Digi Doodle.

This week the challenge is running for 2 weeks and the theme is Anything Goes.  I've used the beautiful Poppy & Bud image available Here. I printed it off and then used my beaded oval nestie to frame it.  Coloured with Staedler Water Pencils. It's quite a simple card for me, no flowers or glitter etc but I do like it. The lovely vibrant red paper is from Karrs X-mas collection and the little butterfly's are from a Martha Stewart punch.  The rest of my recipe is below this post.

Wishing you all a wonderful day. I'm off out now with the twins to deliver Christmas cards to some of  our family and then we are off to Frankie and Benny's for some lunch.  I will see you all later when they are tucked up in bed.

Suzi xox

Challenges Entered:

Moving along with the Times Challenge:  This week it's Anything Goes (No Christmas Cards)

Crafts and Me Challenge:  This week it's Anything Goes


DP: Karrs X-mas collection
Image: Poppy & Bud  - Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Medium: Staedler Water Colour Pencils
Nestie's:  Beaded oval
Lace & Ribbon: local haberdashery store
Sentiment shape: Nelli Sneddon die
Sentiment: Kathy Davis
MS Butterfly punch

Wednesday, December 22

A Christmas Birthday + various challenges

Hello again my dears,  I wanted to show you this wee card that I made for my dear friend Carol who's having a Birthday on 25th December.  I used the sketch from Whiff of Joy and the image is from the Whiff of Joy collection by Elizabeth Bell 2009 which I bought recently and it's utterly adorable. I've used Pro Markers to colour her.  I've distress the papers and machine sewn around the card and the hand cut squares. The full recipe is below this post.

I would like to enter my creation into the following challenges:

Whiff of Joy Challenge:  I followed the fab sketch which was created by Kim

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  This week the theme is Anything Goes.

Passion For Promarkers Challenge:  Are having a MEGA Christmas challenge with tons n tons of great prizes. The theme is Anything Goes.

Paper Sundaes Challenge:  Would like to see you cut it out this week, image, embellishments etc, the choice is yours. I've cut out my three squares in different papers and sewn them onto the card.

I Love Promarkers Challenge:  This week's theme is an Anything Goes

Whimsie Doodle Challenge:  Have the theme of Birthday's this week.

Creative Card Crew Challenge:  Have the theme of Birthday's this week.

The Crafty Pad Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.

Creative Craft Challenge: Anything Goes this week

One Stitch at a Time Challenge:  Anything Goes this week.

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes this week

Thank you so much for visiting, I would like to wish you all a




DP: Basic Grey & Cosmo Cricket
Image: WOJ by Elizabeth Bell
Medium:  Pro Markers
Nestie:  Labels 10
Spellbinders 12" classic Lace Border - cut to suit
Sentiment Ticket: Tim Holtz
TH Distress ink, Tea Dye for distressing
Flowers: MS punches
Pearls: Quixotic Paperie
Chipboard Heart: pinflor covered with cosmo cricket paper
Butterfly: local haberdashery store covered with stickles frosted lace
Ribbon: Crafty Ribbons Christmas collection.

The Pixie Cottage #50 Sketch/Party or Celebration DT.

Good Morning All,  Three sleeps left till Santa does his magic  My wee Grandson's are so excited, I'm having them for a sleepover tonight and tomorrow to give their Mum time to wrap up and prepare all the things that make it so special for them.  

It's our last challenge for this year over at The Pixie Cottage    which will run for 2 weeks so that the DT can have a little rest over the festive period.  We have a wonderful sketch from our very own Tanya and or the theme of party/celebration.  I've chosen to make the first of 10 invitations for the twins 7th birthday party in January, these will be for the girls and I'll come up with another style for the boys.

I've just gone with the theme this week and  used Fairy Molly from The Pixie Cottage by Eileen Gutierrez, coloured her with pro markers added a bit of glitter to her wings.  I've used a couple of TH die cut tickets and stamped them with some sentiments I found in my collection.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I hope Santa is good to you.

Suzi xox

Friday, December 17

Prairie Fairy Fun Friday #42 Use Kraft Card DT

Good Afternoon my dears,  this is my second post and it's to show you my DT card for our new challenge over at Fairy Fun Fridays.  which is run bi-weekly.   The theme is to use Kraft Card,  a nice simple challenge that will take your through the next two weeks.  

This cars was made for our dear friend  Bob, who is retiring at the end of the year and moving abroad to a warmer climate.  I've used  Roberta's beautiful Hoisting Sails image from the Nautical theme selection which is available HERE.  I've used various mediums on the image,  TH distress inks, staedler water colour pencils and pro markers.  The full recipe is below this post.

Do pop over to the Fairy Fun Friday challenge blog and take a peek at the beautiful creations that the DT have made for you this week.  They are outstanding as always.

Thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you.

Suzi xox 

Challenge Entered

Sir Stampalot Challenge:  The theme for this months challenge is Around the World.

DP: Scraps from my scrap box.
Image:  Hoisting Sails from Prairie Fairy Designs
Medium:  Pro Markers, Staedler water colour pencils, TH distress inks.
Lazy Days sentiment:  Dovecraft accent
Bon Voyage Sentiment: Computer

White Christmas

Good Morning,  Well the snow is back, not quite as heavy as predicted but there is a lot more to come.  It went down to -10 last night Br...........  it was cold especially with the wind chill factor too. 

I made a white card last week for one of my SIL's  and thought it would be nice to make the other two a similar one.  I've used sweet sneaky Tilda yet again.  Can't help it, she is one of my fave at the moment. I'll get on and make the other one later today and probably post it tomorrow.

I embossed a plain white card with drip drop folder and then added a doohickey doily lace die. Tilda has been coloured using water colour pencils and pro markers for the skin tones and hair.  I've added lots of lovely snowflakes from a Marianne D's die and glittered them all with Glamour dust from decoart.  The rest of my recipe is below this post.

I still can't quite believe that this time next week it will be Christmas Eve.  I wonder what Santa will bring me this year. What!!!  do you mean, of course I still believe in Santa. lol

I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Other Challenges entered:

Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog:  Have a wonderful picture inspiration this week, they would love a predominately white creation with a splash of colour. 

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Have the theme of Silver/Blue/White this week.  

Pollycraft Monday Challenge:  Would like to see a White Christmas this week.  They are also having a GD call.

Cupcake Craft Challenge:  Would love to see non traditional colours this week.

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge:  the theme this week is simple "Christmas"

Glitterbabe's Challenge:  Would love to see Snow/and or Snowflakes this week.

Bizzy Becs Store Blog Challenge:  This month the theme is Christmas.


DP: none all white card
Image: Magnolia Sneaky Tilda
Medium:  Pro Markers, staedler water colour pencils
Dies:  Magnolia doohickey lace doily
Snowflakes: Marianne D's die cut
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
MS butterfly punch
Gems, pearls, Prima
Pin, ribbon, stash
Stickles: waterfall for edge of image.
Glamour dust.
TH: distress ink broken china for butterfly.

Thursday, December 16

Digi Doodles Shop's Best #38 New Beginnings Gdt card

Good Morning All,  Well it's time for my second Guest spot over at Digi Doodles Shop's Best Challenge and this week the theme is


I chose the beautiful image called Just Married from the wonderful array of images which can be found HERE

I used my staedler water colour pencils and Tim Hotz distress inks on the image before mounting it onto one of Marianne D's beautiful dies. The Paper is from MME wild asparagus, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is from Dovecraft accents.  Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons. Pearls from Prima.

Quite a simple card but I think it looks very elegant.  My Daughters friend is being married next week (fingers crossed that the weather doesn't get in the way)  I hope everything goes well for the Happy Couple.

Thanks for popping in to visit, I do hope your enjoyed your stay and that you will leave me a few words to let me know you were here.

Suzi xox

Wednesday, December 15

Easel card with a twist + various challenge

Hi there folks,  It's Wednesday evening I've just had a wonderful visit from my Son (Kevin) he lives quite a distance from me and decided to visit before the dreaded weather closes in.  I haven't seen him in over a month.  Oh it was so so nice to see him and his Fiance.   They have been together as a couple for 18 years but have decided to make it official, they got engaged on Theresa's 40th Birthday.  I am so so delighted for them.  We exchanged gifts and lots of kisses because I may not see them again before Christmas. 

Not sure yet when they will tie the knot but I now need to go buy an outfit, hat, shoes, bag, etc etc . Well I will be the Mother of the Groom.  lol.  I'm so excited, my first born is going to get MARRIED!!!! at some stage. lol

Enough of my excitement,  I want to show you a sweet easel card with a difference that I've just finished for a few challenges.  I made the easel shape using my Spellbinders labels 10 nestie's.  for the top one I added a Magnolia doohickey lace doily die, the papers behind the image are from Papermania words pad and are very old.  I bought them when I started crafting about 19 months ago.  The rest of my recipe is below this post. 

The challenges that have inspired this creation are:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  This week there is a theme of Blue/Silver/White with an amazing prize of a $50.00 gift voucher to spend in the amazing store.

 ABC Christmas Challenge:  They  are having a wonderful Blog hop this week and the theme is to choose a past challenge.  I chose the challenge of May 24th which was Glitz with the option of Silver.

 Cupcake Inspirations Challenge:  Have a wonderful cupcake picture this week for inspiration, I took the icy blue and white from it.

A Crafty Little Place Challenge:  This is the last challenge before they move to the new site.  The theme this week is Tag it. A Tag or at least a Tag on your creation.

 Creatalicious Challenge:  This month the theme is a recipe,  5 flowers, 2 snowflakes, 1 ribbon. the prize is amazing, you could win the new set of Victorian Sweethearts Rubber Stamps from  Blue Butterfly Stamps

Paper Sundaes Challenge:  Anything but no square or rectangles.

Thank you for popping in to visit. I hope you all have a wonderful evening.

Suzi xox

DP:  Papermania   12 x 12 paper stack Words
Image: hAngler stAngler
Medium: Promarkers & Staedler water colour pencils
Nestie's: Labels 10
Magnolia Dohickey lace doily die
Sizzix thick cut tag die
TH: distress inks,  broken china & tea dye
Flourishes: Marianne D's large die
Snowflakes:  Sizzlets die
Flowers: prima
Pearls: prima
Sentiment:  Stash
Silver metallic ribbon: Dovecraft
Glamour Dust for swirls & snowflakes

The Pixie Cottage #49 Sketch and/or Friends and Family DT card

Good Morning Everyone,  Here is my DT card for the new challenge over at The Pixie Cottage this week, we have a wonderful sketch for you to follow and the extra theme is Friend/Family,  of course you can choose either or both.  I loved the sketch so I've chosen to use both this week, 

I've used the gorgeous image Hannah;s letter stamp set from Sandra Hammer and it's available at

I've used water colour pencils this time and added some glamour dust and snowtex for the snow on the tree and under Hannah's little wellies. The full recipe for my card is below this post.

Do pop over to the Pixie Cottage and take a peek at the wonderful creations the DT and our special guest and new Artist Faith!! have designed for you this week.

Do have a wonderful day and I'll see you all a little later.

Suzi xox

Other Challenges Entered:

1. Totally Gorjuss Challenge:  Would love to see SNOW this week.

2. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  Would love some Winter Wishes this week and of course some stamping.

3. The Pink Elephant Challenge:  Would like a Winter Wonderland Scene this week.


DP: Papermania Classic Christmas Karrs X-mas collection.
DCWV - christmas collection
Image:  Hannah's Letter stamp set by Sandra Hammer from Pixie Cottage
Flower: Stash
Chipboard Sentiment: Poundland
Star and corrugated card: stash

Tuesday, December 14

Tickled Pink's 12 Days of Christmas Stamp Giveaway

Oh my Goodness!!!  Have I been hibernating or what!!!!!.  I nearly missed the wonderful stamp giveaway from Tickled Pink.   Get on over there girls and join in, their images are amazing and you know what they say, you gotta be in it to win it.  Suzi  xxx

Monday, December 13

Tida Takes Centre Stage

Wanted to show you the embossing under the paper curtains

Hello my Dears,  I hope I find you all well and happy.  The snow has just about gone now oh but it's bitterly cold today.  I'm so glad that I don't have to go out.  I've made this card today for quite a few challenges.  I've used one of my favourite Tilda's from the Christmas collection this year.  I love her to bits.  I started the card off by embossing a plain white square card and then cut out the curtain shapes from Karrs special collection paper and glued them on to give the effect of a stage.  I then used pink glitter board to make the little platform at the bottom.

Sneaky Tilda has been coloured with Pro Markers and then stickles added to her little frills, mounted her on an oval nestie and added lace all around the edge. The little heart is vellum and I stamped my sentiment onto it and added liquid pearls around it. You can find the rest of my recipe for the card at the bottom of this post. 

I hope you all have a wonderful day and week.  I will see you all a little later when I do my visiting.  Thank you for popping in to see me. 

Suzi xox

Challenges that have inspired this creation are:

1. Totally Tilda Challenge:  Susie and the girls are looking for a project for
 "The One I Love" or someone very special, they would like to see the word LOVE/ SPECIAL and/or a few hearts on your creation. This card is for my Daughter who is the light of my life.

2. Simon Says Stamp Challenge:   Christmas this week with NO Red or Green.

3. Wild Orchid Craft Challenge:  Have the theme of Pink/Silver/White

4. Just Magnolia Challenge:  Would love to see a Christmas card this week

5. Lothian Crafts Challenge:  Would like to see a project for someone special

6. Glitterbabes Challenge:  Have the theme of No Red or Green this week on your creation

7. Lets Ink it Up Challenge:  Christmas with  some sparkle and bling.

8. Creative Card Crew Challenge:  Have the theme of Anything Goes this week.

9. Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Red and Green must NOT be seen this week.

10. Passion for Promarkers Challenge:   Anything goes this week.

11. Lexi's Creations Challenge:  Would love to see Glitter and Pearls this week

12. Pear Tree Designs Challenge:  Would love to see your Christmas creations this week.

13 One Stitch at a Time Challenge:  Theme is Anything Goes.

               14. Cupcake Craft Challenge:  Would like to see Non Traditional Christmas colours this week.

15. Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog :  Have a wonderful Inspirational picture this time and I've taken  the Pink, Blue and yellow shades of colour from it for my card.

16. Bunny Zoes's Crafts Challenge:  Last but certainly not least, this is one of my favourite stores and there is an amazing SALE going on at the moment.  The girls this month are looking for SPARKLE & SHINE.


DP: Karrs special edition papers
White Card stock for embossing and pink glitter card
Image: Magnolia's Sneaky Tilda
Medium: Pro Markers & Stickles
Nesties: oval
Lace & Ribbon: local haberdashery store
Vellum heart:  a gift from a friend
Swirls: Marianne D's die
Silver Glitter foam sheet for swirls
Silver snowflake: local haberdashery store
Rose: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl pins: stash
Extras: liquid pearls - pastel raspberry
CB: snowflake embossing folder.
Sentiment:: Dimension Crafts

Sunday, December 12

Blue Butterfly Stamps - Launch & Previews

Hi again follks,  Did you know that Bizzy Becs has a brand new Design Team launching the beautiful new rang of Digital Images called Victorian Sweethearts,  not only are they utterly gorgeous but there is a chance of 16 followers winning the collection.  All the details are HERE so what are you waiting for.,,,,,, Go!!!!

Creative Inspirations #49 Anything Christmas

Good morning my Lovelies,  Well it's Sunday morning, the snow has nearly all disappeared and fingers crossed that the weather man's predictions don't come true.  He says it's coming back with a vengeance tomorrow or Tuesday.  I truly hope not!! as I really need to work over the next couple of weekends. Cross your fingers, toes and eyes for me please! lol.

It's Time for another challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this will be the last one of this year.  The lovely Patti has chosen the theme for this one and she would love to see

 Anything Christmas. 

 So you have no excuses because if your like me then you are still churning out creations for the up coming holiday.

I've used a couple of sweet Hanglar Stanglar images for my card and mounted them on a large chipboard pinflair heart which I have covered in a pinflair squared heart material and then glittered with stickles. I used my Pro Markers to colour these two sweeties and glamour dust for all their little fur trims.  Not to bore you too much I have put the full recipe for my card at the bottom of this post.

Here is my completed card

Our Sponsors this week are Soft Pencil

who have an amazing array of digital images in their store. do pop over and take a peek.

Our other sponsor is Stamp and Create

and they are giving the lucky winner  $10.00 to spend in their on line store.
Wow!! not just one prize but two for our lucky winner.

So what are you waiting for, pop over to Creative Inspirations and check out the adorable creation that the DT have made for you this week and then come and join us with your wonderful creations.

Thank you so much for visiting, I wish you all a very happy Sunday and hope the remainder of your weekend goes well for you.

Suzi xox

Other Challenges Entered:

1. Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Theme this week is Christmas but  no RED or GREEN

2. Cute Card Thursday Challenge:  Have the theme of Floral Frenzy this week.

3. Passion for Promarkers Challenge:  Have an open theme this week so Anything Goes. Of course you must use Pro Markers on your creation.

4. Papertake Weekly Challenge:  This week Red & Green must not be seen

5. Sketch and Stash Challenge:  Have a wonderful sketch to follow and my new stash is my chipboard heart and the material covering it, also my new roses ribbon.

6. Sew Many Challenge:  Have the theme of Flower Power this week.

7. Ellephantastic Challenge:  Would like to see Wish upon a Star/ Winter/Christmas this week.

8. Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge:    Have a colour theme of Arctic Blue, Carnation Pink and Lime Zest this week. All these colours are in my card.

9. Pear Tree Designs Challenge:    Have the theme of Winter Wonderland this week.

10. A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge:  This week have the theme of Christmas Card.

11. ABC Christmas Challenge:  This week it's Y for Yuletide.  There is a wonderful explanation of this word over on the blog you should go read it.

12. ABC Design Team Challenge:  The Theme for this challenge is non traditional  Holiday colours.

13. Craft Your Days Away Challenge:  This week would like to see punches/die cuts on your creations.


DP:  K&Co Roam /MME Summer/ Kars X-mas Collection
Image: Hanglar Stanglar
Medium: Promarkers & Glamour dust for fur trims
Heart: Pinflair chipboard, covered with pinflair material. then stickled around hearts.
SnowFlakes,  Marianne D's dies
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts.
Gems: Prima
Stickles: frosted lace
Machine stitched around edges.

Saturday, December 11

One Stop Craft # 110 SASSY CHRISTMAS - DT

Good morning my dears,   I am so excited!!!!  after 13 days of being marooned due to the snow I finally made it out yesterday to do some shopping "Yippee"  I now have enough food and essentials to keep me and my DH nourished for at least a month.   I even managed to pop into my local craft store and treat myself to a couple of new stickles and a Marianne D's butterfly die.  So I'm a happy bunny this morning.

It's Saturday which means another fantastic challenge over at One Stop Craft where our lovely boss has chosen the theme for this week,  she would love to see a


We are being sponsored this week by the fabulous Sassy Studio Designs who very kindly gave the DT a couple of images to work with and believe me when I say my friend is going to love this little box, I think he will appreciate this image a great deal, maybe not so much the homemade shortbread inside it. lol.

I've used a Sassy Designs Image and coloured her with TH distress inks, Sakura Tiara pens and some glamour dust.  I made the little box using my Hougie score board and covered it with papermania's Jolly Holly Christmas paper and added a little ribbon. The easel card was made from oval Nestie's. The full recipe for my card and box is below this post.

I think that's all from me for now, do pop over to the challenge blog and take a peek at the other wonderful creations the DT have made for you this week.

Thank you for popping in to visit,  please leave a few words to let me know you were here, in the mean time do have a wonderful weekend.  Suzi xox

Other Challenges Entered:
1. Cards For Men Challenge:  This week the girls are celebrating their 1st Anniversary and are having a wonderful Blog Hop with 2 challenges for you to take part in. Do pop over and find out all the details.

2. Paper Sundaes Challenge:  Would like you to make a Gift this week.

3. Charisma Cardz Challenge:  Would love to see your Gift Ideas this week.

 4. Penny's Paper Challenge:  Have the theme of Christmas this week.

5. Crafty Emma's Challenge: Would love to see anything but a card this week.

6. Stamp Something Challenge:  Have a Digi Day this week.  So anything you like but it must be Digital.

7. Digi's with Attitude:  Have an Anything goes this week so long as it has a Digital Stamp.

DP: Papermania's  Jolly Holly Christmas.
Image:  Sassy Studio Designs (Digital)
Medium:  Promarkers for skin, TH distress inks,  Brick Red for clothes and sack. Sakura Tiara pen for camisole and hat, Glamour Dust for fur trims.
Sentiment:  Prairie Fairy Designs (Digital)
Nestie's:  Oval small, round small, Oval Scallop, Round Scallop.
Flower: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon: K&Co.
wooden Holly embellishment:  local haberdashery store.

Thursday, December 9

Digi Doodle Shop's Best #36 Animals/Insects GDT card

 Good Morning All,  I was delighted when lovely Karen emailed me and asked if I would like to be a Guest Designer for the month of December over at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.  Of course it took me all of 3 maybe 4 seconds to say Yes Please.  

This week the Theme is Animals/Insects, now when Karen gave me the theme and this adorable Playful Puppies (available HERE)  image to work with I thought great - a break from making Christmas Cards,  what do I go and do!!! yes you guessed it - I made a Christmas card for a friends puppies, lol !!  well I do buy them a Christmas present every year so why not a card.  Here it is. They have been coloured with a mixture of TH distress inks and Pro markers. The papers are old stock from my scrap box as is the ribbon, buttons and the sentiment was one I bought when I first started crafting,  so there won't be a recipe at the end of the post. Sorry!

I hope you will come on over and join us this week.  I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations.
Don't forget to pop over and take a peek at the wonderful designs the DT have created for you this week.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.   Suzi  xox

Wednesday, December 8

The Pixie Cottage #48 Guest Sketch with Sparkle and Shine DTcard

Good Morning my Dears,  It's Wednesday, the weather hasn't eased up any and we are still stuck indoors - that's 11 days  now.  I am seriously in need of some retail therapy even if it is food shopping.  We can't even order on line as the waiting time for Asda etc is 10 to 14 days.  Think we might starve before then !! lol.

Anyway this is my DT card this week for out lovely new challenge over at The Pixie Cottage.  This week we have another wonderful sketch to follow along with a theme of Sparkle and Shine.  I've chosen just to use the theme this week.  I've used one of Artish's adorable rubber stamps, Mr Reindeer available here,  coloured him with pro markers and then glittered his little wreath and the baubles on his wee horns.  This is for a dear sweet man who has the same personality as this card,  he is always bright and shiny and a joy to be around.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far and that you are happy in the run up to Christmas. 
I look forward to coming to visit all the wonderful creations that are going to be entered into the challenge this week.

In the mean time Bye for now.
Suzi xox

Other Challenges Entered:

1. Totally Gorjuss Challenge: I followed the sweet sketch this week.

2. Elephantastic Challenge:  This week would like to see Red and Green  and/ or St Andrews Day.

3. Cards For Men Challenge:  This week there is a double challenge and a wonderful Blog Hop with some amazing prizes. Do pop over to the blog toget all the details and join in this celebration.

4. Paper Cutz Challenge:    The theme this week is a Recipe of 2 papers + any colour.

DP: K & Co
Image: Reindeer by Artish (Pixie Cottage)
Medium:  Pro Markers and Sakura Tiara pens.
Marianne D's die for mounting image
MS: double edged lace doily punch
X cut scallop border punch
Sentiment; Stash
shiny stars:  Poundland

Monday, December 6

Winter Wonderland - It is in Scotland!!

Oh my goodness !!! what a day we have had here in the West of Scotland. everything has come to a standstill

The roads are gridlocked, the airports are closed, the trains and buses are no longer running and no one can even venture outside their front door.  We have had the heaviest snowfall that I've ever seen here and believe me I've lived a long time.!!!!   I cannot believe how bad it is. There is no public transport so people who made it to work this morning are stranded as the snow started about 10.00am and it hasn't stopped since.  Visibility is down to near zero. Thousands of people are stranded in cars and even some schoolchildren are having to spend the night in their schools because they couldn't get transport to take them home.

I was supposed to go grocery shopping today as we are down to the bare minimum, so it's black tea and coffee, no bread, no sugar and the few things I keep for emergencies in the freezer have gone !!!!! we are now using the few items such as dry pasta, tinned tomatoes, soup, beans etc that we have in the cupboard. 

But at least we are at home and have heat and a bed to sleep in!!!!!!! 

Anyway enough of my meanderings, here's a little card I've made for a few challenges.  I followed the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl which has the option of snowflakes and I've used the adorable Winter Wonderland image. Coloured her with TH distress inks, used some wonderful papers from dovecraft's Jolly Holly Christmas.  My full recipe for the card is below this post.

I do hope that you are all in a safe place if you're having this dreadful weather.  I'll pop back later after I concoct something up for dinner.  In the mean time have a wonderful evening.
Challenges Entered:

The Sugar Bowl Challenge:  I followed the lovely sketch and added snowflakes and of course used an incredible Sugar Nellie Stamp.

Lets Ink it Up Challenge:  Would love to see a Christmas creation with Sparkle and Bling, ( No Digital images allowed)

Pear Tree Designs Challenge:  this week have a Winter Wonderland theme.

Cupcake Craft Challenge:  This week would like to see a Little Red Robin on your project.

ECP Challenge:  Have the theme of Christmas this week.

2 Sisters Challenge:  Have the theme of a Sparkly Christmas this week.

Stamp Scrapping Central Challenge:  Have the theme of Winter Wonderland this week.


DP: Dovecraft - Jolly Holly Christmas
Image: Winter Wonderland by Sugar Nellie
Medium:  TH distress inks - Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Worn Lipstick,Fired Brick , Broken China, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose
MS Edge punch - poppies
Snowflakes: Marianne D's  glittered with zig glue & glamour dust
Nestie's: oval small and oval scallops
Wooden Tree: local haberdashery store
Sentiment: Stash
Flower Soft polar white for snowflakes on image.